Modernization Workbench creates business intelligence for application portfolios
Application Modernization Business Value
Application portfolios automate the operations of every organization. Business processes from core banking to claims processing have become indistinguishable from the applications that execute them. So it is essential to modernize these applications to align with the business strategies and goals of the organization.
But for most large organizations this kind of flexibility is simply not possible. Applications have grown so technically complex that they cannot be modernized without significant cost and risk. To address this challenge requires business intelligence about your IT systems. The Modernization Workbench delivers:
Business intelligence about the applications that guides management decisions
Deep technical insights about the applications' architecture and behavior to improve quality and time to market
Central, standards-based repository which boosts collaboration across global teams
Information feeds which provide the right intelligence to the right user
Application Intelligence Usage Scenarios
Application Modernization can take many forms, depending on your business needs. You may combine outsourcing, redevelopment, and SOA enablement as your ideal approach. Or, you could return applications to application maintenance mode, retire them, or replace them with a packaged application.
Regardless of your path toward modernization, there is one common requirement. You must have rich business and technical intelligence about your application portfolio . This insight helps guide the whole modernization lifecycle, including:
Understand the business and technical structure of the application portfolio
Manage the application portfolio to prioritize modernization projects and allocate resources
Modernize the application portfolio to realign with business goals
Maintain the application portfolio more efficiently to boost agility and cost reductions
Advantages of Modernization Workbench
-Rich, interactive analysis allows users to quickly understand their applications in detail.
-Business contexts allow users to understand and analyze their applications from business perspectives like process, geography, security, outsourcer, and more.
-Users can construct and share queries that probe the application for elements of interest, like dead code, non-compliant constructs, and more.
-Users have instant access to a variety of reports and visualizations to help better understand existing applications.
-The powerful querying engine allows users to locate elements of interest and discover misalignments with corporate coding standards.
-CIOs have instant access to business-level intelligence about the application portfolios.
-Managers can 'zoom-in' to a business context to refine priorities and scope projects.
-Metrics can be easily tracked and trended over time, allowing users to monitor adherence to Service Level Agreements and spot issues.
-Automated, patented business rule discovery locates logic in 74% less time -- and more completely -- than manual approaches.
-Multiple patented rearchitecting methods allow users to automate the process of componentizing and renovating their complex application portfolios.
-Users can quickly isolate existing logic into reusable business logic, paving the path to SOA.